I recently did a podcast interview with the inspiring Jane Hart. Apart from talking about Modern Workplace Learning, we were also discussing how learning changes depending on your level of expertise.
As a beginner, you are really motivated to learn as much as you can. You engage in formal learning like participating in intensive online and offline courses, learning from mentors who are experienced in the topic and learning with peers who are interested in developing the same capabilities as you do, e.g. in mastermind groups. You take the first steps to apply what you have learned.
As you continue throughout your learning journey, your learning style changes. Your focus is on applying what you have learned, you reflect on your experience and you learn from your own mistakes. You start enriching the field of knowledge with your own insights.